Books Honored by the National Book Foundation
The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America. National Book Awards are given five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.
Here we highlight the winners of African descent. The first African-American writer to win a National Book Award was Ralph Ellison, in 1953, for Invisible Man.
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2 Books Honored by the National Book Foundation in 2008
Winner - Nonfiction
The Hemingses Of Monticello: An American Family
by Annette Gordon-Reed
Publication Date: Sep 08, 2009
List Price: $21.95
Format: Paperback, 816 pages
Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
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Finalist - Poetry
by Patricia Smith
Publication Date: Sep 01, 2008
List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 90 pages
Imprint: Coffee House Press
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Parent Company: Coffee House Press